HP Compaq nw8000 laptop doesn't startup..

Intel / D945gnt
May 12, 2019 at 01:59:02
Specs: Windows 7, Core Duo 2,58 GHZ /2GB
Pushing the power button gives it a try (fan is heard spinning) but a few secs later it gives up.
I "repaired" 2 others like this by unplugging the power supply and the battery and keep pressing the power button for 30 secs but this one refuses to open...
Any suggestions are most welcome
Tnx

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#1
May 12, 2019 at 03:50:42
Remove the ram/memory & clean.

Clean the contacts with an pencil eraser & try it again. May need cleaning or reseating. If multi sticks, try just one stick to test.
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#3
May 12, 2019 at 06:56:54
When you clean the RAM sticks - as per Johns's advice - remember to wipe the edge connectors clean with a soft/lintless cloth to (so as to remove any particles from the eraser application) before re-inserting them.

And re-insert and remove each stick a few times (about three times) to help clean the onboard socket contacts too.

A soft kleenex type tissue will do if a soft lintless cloth isn't available to wipe the edgec conectors after cleaning.

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#4
May 12, 2019 at 16:05:21
The symptoms sound like a badly dirt clogged cooling track, vents, or fan (or all three) so clean as recommended above.

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#5
May 24, 2019 at 00:06:30
It seems more to be a heating/venting problem because I can not hear any beeps and it doesn't make any difference if a SIMM is in the slot or not. Moreover having a quick glimpse to the heat pipe I discovered that the silicone on the CPU is petrified and the pipe is dead cold.
So I will try to take everything out until I get into the fan....It just seems like a lot of work....

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#6
May 24, 2019 at 00:12:48
disassemble HP Compaq nw8000
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#7
May 24, 2019 at 01:59:56
Reseated the processor, put new grease, no dust clogs, still same problem: Turns off before POST. I even put a diagnostics card, reads one 0.
Ready to recycle..Any hopes?

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#8
May 24, 2019 at 13:11:45
Did you follow the correct procedure for cleaning and reapplying the thermal compound?
Here s what is recommended depending on your CPU:
http://www.arcticsilver.com/methods...

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